Today marks the two year anniversary of the death of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana.
The 19-year-old was murdered by Luyanda Botha in a Claremont post office.
UCT has called on its alumni to support a campaign that fights against gender-based violence at tertiary institutions.
A new Alumni in Action Programme has been launched to provide psychological assistance to survivors of gender based violence.
The alumni who are registered psychologists are also urged to come on board, by assisting UCT’s existing mental health support services.
Those include current or retired registered counselling practitioners with the qualifications, skills and time to conduct face to face or online sessions with survivors.
The programme’s Founder, Zellah Fuphe says it’s clear that G-B-V remains a problem in the country.
“ We do need to look into the mirror and ask ourselves what is it about us that makes us produce this kind of environment for women and children. What is our responsibility, individually and collectively; firstly to stop gender-based violence, and secondly, how do we actually provide support to those survived gender-based violence”.